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Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

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Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. Plan to visit Hverfjall during your Reykjahlid vacation using our convenient Reykjahlid vacation trip planner.
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  • Easy to find and a short climb. Also available with simple sneakers. You can do late at night, because it's long bright. Until it is above, it takes about half-a-h and to run even one hour around. And the view is awesome
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  • About 15-30 mins steep climb up but worth it. There is nothing much to see except for a huge crater of land but still amazing! You can walk around the rim of the volcano for different perspectives.  more »
  • This whole area has ever so much to stop and start that I feel it is really worth to stay a night around here. The track to get here is a gravel road, and the route is very scenic. We were here in Mid...  more »